Event: 24th Annual Tennessee Senior Four-Ball Championship & 5th Annual Super Senior Four-Ball Championship
Host Site: Toqua Golf Club- Loudon, Tennessee
Playing Dates: June 21-24, 2017
Green/Gollier Grab Historic 4th Senior Four-Ball Championship
After a back and forth affair Green/Gollier capture forth title in five years.
LOUDON, TENN (June 23th, 2017) After 36 holes of stroke play qualifying there was an 8-team bracket in the Senior Four-Ball Championship and a four team bracket in the Super Senior Four-Ball Championship. Final matches were played Saturday.
Related: Senior Four-Ball Scoring | Championship History | @TNgolf | Super Senior Four-Ball Scoring
Last year Mike Poe and Bob Rice became the first team to beat Danny Green and Steve Golliher ending a three year unbeaten streak. That match took place in the semifinals. Tim Jackson and Buzz Fly ended up knocking off Poe/Rice in the championship match last year. Poe/Rice got revenge yesterday, defeating Fly/Jackson 2&1 in the semifinals. In the final match, it was the Green/Golliher team seeking revenge.
The championship match was the definition of a back and forth affair. Neither team won consecutive holes the entire match. In fact, each time one team won a hole, the other answered back, even if the answer took a while. Green/Golliher took a 1up lead after winning No. 7. The teams proceeded to halve the next eight holes until Poe/Rice won No. 16 to square the match. The three time champions immediately regained their 1up lead by winning No. 17. Green/Golliher halved No. 18 to win the championship match 1up, becoming the first team to capture four Senior Four-Ball Championships.
Senior Four-Ball Bracket
In the Super Senior portion, the co-medalists from stroke play Spitalny/Williams and Dial/Felker met in the championship match. Dial/Felker won No. 2 to take an early lead and had a two-up lead heading to No. 13. Spitalny/Williams caught fire and proceeded to win the next three holes to turn a two-hole deficit into a 1up lead. Both teams halved Nos. 16-17 leaving Spitalny/Williams 1up going into No. 18. Spitalny/Williams completed the comeback and put an exclamation point on the match winning No. 18 to win 2up clinching the Super Senior Four-Ball Championship
Super Senior Four-Ball Bracket
About the Tennessee Golf Association
In 1914, the Tennessee Golf Association (TGA) was organized at Memphis Country Club as an association of five private clubs. The objective of the Association, as stated in its Constitution, "shall be to promote the game of golf in Tennessee." From these small origins the TGA has become an association which now includes over 200 member clubs, courses, and organizations, comprised of over 32,000 individuals from across the state.